Shanghai, November 14, 2023 – On 8 November, the official grand opening of Regent Hong Kong was an elegant and glamorous affair highlighting the transformation of a landmark property within IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury and lifestyle portfolio. The evening exuded elegance and glamour, marking the majestic return of Regent Hong Kong to Victoria Harbour and reinstating its presence as the quintessential epicentre in a city that offers a myriad of cultural experiences. Rooted in the Beauty of Contrast, the evening’s immersive experiences heightened the senses, while showcasing Regent Hong Kong’s transformation, re-establishing its position as a symbol of luxury in the heart of Hong Kong.
Managing Director, Daniel Aylmer, from IHG Hotels & Resorts Greater China, said: “The return of the iconic Regent Hong Kong heralds the growth of our ultra-luxury properties in the Greater China region. With Regent Hotels already in exciting destinations like Shanghai and Chongqing and Regent Shanghai on the Bund scheduled to be the next addition, we are committed to offering our guests a new era of modern luxury hospitality with the next level of innovation in design, décor and service. We aspire to be a pioneer in new luxury concepts – just as the original Regent Hong Kong was when it first opened in 1980.”
Held in its legacy Regent Ballroom, where history and unparalleled modern luxury merge, the gala event brought together a diverse array of local luminaries and renowned community leaders to celebrate the rebirth of a legend. This moment not only marks Regent Hong Kong’s majestic return to Victoria Harbour. Guests were immersed in a transformative journey, melding heritage and innovation with awe-inspiring moments, theatrically staged with cinematic framed views of Victoria Harbour. It was as if guest were enveloped in a spectacular transformation, coming together to celebrate this historic and radiant moment.
Managing Director Michel Chertouh, from Regent Hong Kong, said: “As one of Hong Kong’s legacy luxury hotels and host to generations of cherished memories, we are proud to officially launch Regent Hong Kong and ignite a new chapter of unforgettable moments for our guests. Regent Hong Kong offers a rare urban haven on Victoria Harbour, elevated above the city’s hustle and bustle. We have created a serene environment where you can disconnect from the outside world and enjoy bespoke service ‘on your terms.”
Regent Hong Kong stands as the quintessential base for an exploration of Hong Kong’s myriad of attractions. Its privileged location on the striking Victoria Harbour places guests at the epicenter of culture, surrounded by landmarks like K11 MUSEA, ‘Avenue of Stars,’ Art Square and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Rooted in the Beauty of Contrast, Regent Hong Kong offers a harmonious blend of tranquility and excitement creating an atmosphere where senses are heightened and memorable experiences are born.
Hong Kong-born designer Chi Wing Lo is a visionary creative who has brought a modern and understated touch to what is his first hotel project. Through his expertise in architecture, interior design, furniture and art curation, he takes a meticulous approach, balancing tactile natural materials. The iconic white marble staircase, resembling a miniature waterfall, and the grandeur of the classic design set the stage for a magnificent experience, leaving attendees with unforgettable memories from the event.
Within the welcoming confines of Regent Hong Kong, a sanctuary of peace awaits in any of its 497 guestrooms, which include 129 suites. The interior design incorporates natural oak and granite crafted by the most skilled artisans. By blending serenity and stimulation, Lo has curated serene and uncluttered spaces that contrast with stimulating framed views across Victoria Harbour. At the heart of the Regent experience and firmly rooted in Lo’s scheme are also “Personal Havens,” personalized spaces scattered around the hotel designed to inspire indulgent, intimate moments. Guests can relax in their Personal Haven in the cocooning comfort of a windowfront daybed while sipping oolong tea or unwind as the day’s stress melts away in the oasis-like bathroom with a soothing bath selection from a bar & bath menu – all while enjoying the framed views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island’s dramatic skyline.
Those seeking unparalleled luxury and the ultimate Personal Haven will discover the pinnacle in Regent Hong Kong’s stunning new Presidential Suite, a sleek and sophisticated 3,500 square-foot duplex with a private terrace and infinity swimming pool, all with sweeping views of the harbour.
AN INDULGENT DINING ODYSSEY
Regent Hong Kong’s dining scene is a trove of six globally acclaimed culinary experiences. It’s not just about exceptional cuisine; it’s about blending emerging culinary talent with local flavours and cultural encounters. Guests are able to explore Cantonese gems at the two Michelin-starred Lai Ching Heen or savour the finest beef and wine at The Steak House. Harbourside offers lavish international buffets in a lively market atmosphere, while The Lobby Lounge is a cinematic spot for afternoon tea and cocktails. Nobu brings back its iconic Japanese cuisine, and Qura, the hotel’s chic bar, adds a dynamic touch, where like-minded guests gather for bespoke drinks, engaging conversations and elevated comfort food with mesmerizing harbour views and a fine selection of cigars in the humidor room.
HALLMARKS OF DISTINCTION
Regent Hong Kong offers a highly personalised approach to service with Regent Experience Agents ensuring that each guest’s experience is effortless and tailored to their occasion or desire from pre-arrival through to departure. From dietary requirements to family excursions, the Regent Experience Agents are a single point of contact curating the experience to ensure it is truly a seamless and exceptional.
The beauty of Regent service lies in its commitment to generosity, with thoughtful inclusions like select mini-bar items and laundry services all offered on a complimentary basis. With Compliments is a brand hallmark for Regent Hotels & Resorts around the world.
AN EXCLUSIVE RESIDENTIAL RETREAT: THE REGENT CLUB
At the Regent Club, guests will experience an exclusive sanctuary and luxury residential retreat where they can unwind, recharge and feel truly indulged in culinary, beverage and wellness offerings. This beautifully designed space on the second floor is brought to life through moments of decadence that punctuate each day.
A SERENE OASIS FOR REJUVENATION
Regent Hong Kong, renowned for hosting prestigious events, will once again be the city’s hub for grand occasions. The grand entrance with a cascading fountain and iconic marble staircase sets the stage. The pillarless Regent Ballroom can host up to 1,000 guests, while ten versatile function venues offer flexibility and panoramic harbour views, all complemented by the intuitive service of Regent Masters.
For those seeking balance, the Pool Terrace and Fitness Centre at Regent Hong Kong are now open. Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim in the large outdoor pool, a dip in the three-temperature infinity pools overlooking the harbour, or an invigorating workout with the latest Technogym equipment in the Fitness Centre which is open 24-hours.
Tom Rowntree, Vice President Global Luxury & Lifestyle Brands at IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “As we open the doors to Regent Hong Kong, we celebrate not only a new chapter for the brand but also a journey back to the roots of luxury hospitality. Over half a century ago, Regent Hotels & Resorts pioneered modern luxury, setting the industry’s ultimate standards that continue to influence luxury brands today. With a legacy steeped in innovation, breathtaking views and landmark destinations like Regent Hong Kong, the brand is returning in earnest to redefine luxury once more.”
IHG Hotels & Resorts acquired Regent in 2018 and has since been working to reimagine the brand. Regent Hong Kong is a flagship property within the new Regent portfolio. It joins Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel, Regent Chongqing, Regent Shanghai Pudong, Regent Phu Quoc, and the soon-to-open Regent Santa Monica Beach in crafting the most refined experiences for modern trendsetters. This Hong Kong opening is set to be closely followed by Regent Shanghai on The Bund in late 2023 and Regent Bali Canggu in 2024.
As part of the IHG family, guests staying at Regent Hong Kong will have access to a best-in-class loyalty program, IHG One Rewards, which is centered around giving members richer benefits and more ways to earn than ever before, all powered by leading technology on its new mobile app.